[Jan 7 2006]
These notes would have been impossible without the kindness and support of David Page who initially persuaded me to undertake them; the scholarly and detailed source material of Prof Carrington and Mr R G Harbord in the ORG; Hull Central Library ,and the Brynmor Jones Library of Hull University, and many brilliant critics and biographers, who have been invaluable for their background and factual information and many insights into Kipling's work. John Radcliffe has been a tower of strength as a creative and constructive On-line Editor.
I am grateful to them all.
Finally, I am indebted to my wife for her infinite patience and unfailing support, and to Mr Rudyard Kipling for writing a book that was worth all the effort.
Geoffrey Annis, January 2007